Farewell To Canadian Idol Vocal Masterclass Articles For This Season

As September is shaping up to be an enormously busy month for me, I will not be submitting articles for the Final 3 and 2 singers. I wish the singers and the eventual winner great success in his or her musical career. It will be interesting to see how all of these young artists fare over the course of time.

It has been a pleasure to write these articles and I look forward to sharing more with you once the 7th season of American Idol resumes in January 2008.

Please come back often to read more commentary about the entertainment scene. Thank you to the fans who have taken the time to drop by and pay a visit. Your comments have been most appreciated.

About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

4 Responses to “Farewell To Canadian Idol Vocal Masterclass Articles For This Season”

  1. I’ll miss your critique of the top 3 and top 2 shows, MCL. It’s been great reading your thoughts on the CI contestants.


  2. Thank you so much Beth. It’s just a busy time here. I am sure everyone is busy at this time of year. My schedule just happens to be a little more insane than customary at this time of year.

    Thank you so much for being such a loyal supporter of my articles.

    I will be writing other commentary very soon, so hope to see you here once again 🙂


  3. I found you just surfing around, wow you really go into detail.


  4. Hello there Orin:

    Thank you for stopping by. I am very detailed, but I love composing these articles. I also write them for American Idol.

    I am assuming you are the same Orin who is the “leader of the band” on Canadian Idol?

    If so, you do a fantastic job each week. Exceptional really!

    Bye for now.


%d bloggers like this: